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't live under america's laws. >> don't touch me. >> and will go to extremes to make their point. it's been called violent, racist and oscar-worthy. tonight, the superstars of "django unchained" answer their critics in a "nightline" exclusive. >>> after newtown, gabby giffords and her husband talk exclusively to diane sawyer about their emotional journey to the scene of the tragic school shooting. >>> from the global resources of abc news, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden in new york city. >> and good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, living outside the law. it may surprise you to learn there are a growing number of americans living right here in the united states who insist that federal laws do not apply to them. including the 22-year-old who showed abc's dan harris the radical lengths he's willing to go to to fend off uncle sam. >> i'm going to go in and speak with the prosecutor. >> reporter: it's 8:20 on a monday morning at the county courthouse in idaho, and the 21-year-old operating this video camera is trying to bring it into the courtroom where he's contesting a minor
these matters resolved? look, the biggest problem confronting the country is not taxes, it's spending. we don't have this problem because we tax too little. we have it because we spend too much. we now have a $16.4 trillion national debt, as big as our economy. that alone makes us look a lot like greece. this administration has driven spending from 21% of our economy up to almost 25% of our economy. we've got to stop using the credit card, and any opportunity we have to engage the other side in a discussion about quitting the spending spree, we're going to engage in. >> and the question is, how do you follow through on your strategy, and, you know, a lot of your allies are worried about that prospect. "the wall street journal" editorial page said "the political result would be far worse if republicans start this fight only to cave in the end. you can't take a hostage you aren't prepared to shoot. do the two gop leaders have a better strategy today than they did in 2011?" and i guess you're hearing that phrase more and more now, shoot the hostage. are you prepared to do it, to see the country
just yet. dr. richard besser says many of us are in it for the long haul. >> we don't know when this is going to end. this could be the worst flu year in a decade. >> reporter: what makes this year's flu season so bad, timing. the outbreak hit around thanksgiving this year. that's about a month earlier than normal. we're six weeks in and with six more to go, doctors say it's not too late to get that flu shot. a recently-released study ranks this year's vaccine as 62% effective, just moderate. more than 130 million vaccine doses have been distributed nationwide. but many people are having trouble finding them in their neighborhoods. >> we are being told we don't have any. >> you don't have any left? okay. >> reporter: how do you know if you're coming down with the flu or just the common cold? >> if you think about a cold, it usually infects you from the neck-up. congestion, sinus, fullness, sore throat. the flu, you're going to feel achy all over. >> reporter: if you can't find the flu vaccine at your local pharmacy, head over to flu.gov. you can use their vaccine finder by punch
of the transportation operates, i have -- i don't have the concerns about this plane or the 787 as a whole. >> his fellow passengers don't sound too worried. >> it seems like every airline has problems. and this is a new airplane. i am not bothered by it >> instead there was talk of appreciation for the new service to japan. >> it is a convenience. and i go to san francisco, it is crowded and a lot of people, it is it a hassle. >> another passenger chose the flight because it was the best price. boeing is talking about the advances on board and the faa is talking about the investigation, passengers seem interested in getting a deal and convenience. live in san jose, abc 7 news. >> looking closer now, despite the fanfare, the dreamliner is the subject of a federal review announced a few hours ago after several high profile mishaps . the faa will review the design of the wide body jet and manufacturing down in the boeing dream drome plant in washington and south carolina. it was launched after a battery caught on fire in boston logan airport earlier this week . despite this, federal officials say th
fought back tears and expressed his deep gratitude at the memorial for his daughter. they donned pink, turning the high school gym into a sea of her favorite colors and shared memories of the 19-year-old. [laughter] >> alyssa's friends grief comes in waves, going between sorrow and joy, they know she would want them to choose the letter. >> i don't want you guys to be sad anymore. >> i hate to say this brought us together but this brought us all together as a community, a family, friendship. it's amazing. ♪. reporter: the already tightknit community has green even closer as they reminisce on the girl remembered as lively, outgoing, bringing people together after death as she did in her life. >> if said this to a one of kid last night. my wife and i lost other daughter, and that's what we have gamed -- i don't know -- 150 kids. >> alyssa is being cremated and will be laid to rest privately by her family. a concert in her honor will be held saturday, february 23rd, with proceeds to a foundation. in petaluma, abc7 news. >> ama: oakland police tell us the four murders in the city friday
think as far as what we -- the contingent we have after 2014, i would wait and i don't know of any reason why we would make that decision today. it seems that we'd want to see what the state of afghanistan is. we'd want to see what's happening in the electoral process. all of those things are obviously big factors. my sense is there's no reason to decide whether 6,000, 9,000, 15,000 troops until we get to that point. >> but, senator reed, how about by the spring. to simply training and support by the spring? last month's pentagon report said 1 of 23 afghan battalions is capable of operating on its own. >> i was down in the patyka province, and essentially 87% of the operations in the eastern part are initiated and conducted by afghan forces, so we are already seeing a transition and by next spring the afghani forces will be in the lead. that's what our military has been doing and preparing for the last several months, so i think we're making great progress. there are issues ahead in terms of the election, but ultimately this has to be an afghan-led effort. president karzai recogniz
, some hospitals are still getting slammed. "our numbers don't yet reflect a downturn," a doctor from duke university hospital, also in north carolina, tells us. this year's flu season hit early, november 25th, a month earlier than a typical one. we're now six weeks into it, and if this year is like years past, we are likely to have six or more weeks to go. it's not too late to get some protection and today, the cdc provided first indication as to how well the vaccine is working. turns out it's 62% effective, meaning, if you got the vaccine you're 62% less likely to have to visit your doctor for the flu. but the cdc acknowledges there have been shortages of the vaccine, so our team fanned out across the country to see what they could find. in chicago. >> i'm going to log on to flu.gov to find the closest place to get a flu shot. >> reporter: at the pharmacy, success. >> do you have flu vaccine left? >> we certainly do. >> reporter: in new york city, another success. >> so right now you're administering ten vaccines an hour? >> reporter: but in gulfport, mississippi, our first call cam
, as she prepares to step down, saying, don't call it retirement just yet. >> well, i don't know if that's the word i would use, but certainly, stepping off the very fast track for a little while. >> and for now, her fast track includes some growing signs of menace from iran. today, the state department vowed to do something about a father held hostage for years and a family's desperate plea for action. here's abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz with the story. >> reporter: these are the latest images of robert levinson. the last proof of life, sent anonymously via e-mail to his family, more than a year ago. kept secret in hopes it would help his chances. until now. >> they're very difficult to look at. even today, some of our daughters were crying to me over the phone about how upset they were to see them again. >> reporter: it was nearly six years ago when the father of seven disappeared from the iranian island of kish where he was working as a private investigator. his family has no doubts -- they believe iran is responsible. >> we'd appreci
they get how exposed they are? >> i don't think so. they haven't seen the repercussions yet of a missed job position or the missed entry into college because of what they post online. >> let's do it. >> reporter: when we caught up with the cameraman, he was at the university of wisconsin at madison. >> i'm going to a friend's party. >> reporter: he couldn't talk much just then. these were working hours. but on another day when we talked with him and his business partner aria, they spoke about one of the key ingredients of the videos. where would your videos be without alcohol? >> not very popular. >> reporter: why? >> because that's our market. >> reporter: you don't feel that you're exposing these students to some trouble down the road? >> i don't think realistically we are. of course they are online, they are in a video, they should know that. but it's a very slight chance that an employer will see it and judge them on a video. >> reporter: they said they don't really believe employers will actually care about what's in these videos. >> at this point, they don't think that we're drinking
are the weapons people are trying to get their hand on, the weapons likely targeted by the new gun laws you. don't need them for hunting. you don't need them for personal protection. why do you need them? >> the gun that is selling extremely well, best of all is ar-15, exact weapon used at sandy hook elementary school. >> military style assault weapon you. need it maybe in the military. why do you need it at home? >> that's the one side of the debate. other folks say, hands off my guns. second amendment. this, the thing is whatever happens. whatever the white house pushes for, another bloodbath on capitol hill to get anything through. early signs are they're going to go beyond reinstating assault weapons ban and getting rid of high-capacity magazines. the white house may go further than that. it will be a contentious battle. stay tuned. >> stay tuned. >>> a 17-year-old alabama high school student due in court this morning. accused of plotting to blow up his school in a hate crime spree. police say derek shrout charged as an adult with attempted assault. he describes himself as a white supremacis
. >> i don't care if it is the middle of january. we need to get shelter. this is an example to make them understand it. >> reporter: and with the strong storms, too much rain. this morning, more than a dozen states from indiana to new york are either inundated or bracing for floods. one of those cities bracing for floods, flash flood warnings in nashville. you can see it fall from louisville to nashville, the 2 plus but locally 3 in some areas and the rain is behind it. it's not just arctic, it's, gosh, cold. these are actual morning temperatures, so windchills will be even colder. phoenix this morning, right at that freezing mark, and then all the heat, yesterday atlanta broke a 123-year-old record hitting 76. i think a lot of spots, new york today at 55. washington, d.c. at 62. will do that as well. we have fog to talk about coming up in the nation's weather but for now back to dan and bianna. >> all right. thanks, ginger. >>> the latest on the deadly flu epidemic. those who haven't received their flu shot yet could get shut out. the vaccine is in low supply due to high demand, and the
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a packed agenda that republicans don't love. president obama returned from hawaii with a fight already looming. sources tell abc news that mr. obama will announce today that the nominee for sect tear of defense is chuck hagel. some have questioned his commitment. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. >> it's difficult to imagine the circumstances in which i would support his nomination. >> reporter: besides the fight over his cabinet nominees, the president must deal with the country's fiscal mess. by tend of february, the treasury will lose the able to boar moe more money and automatic spending cuts kick in on march 1st. >> we're going to be talking about further deficit reduction. >> reporter: the president has also promised to take swift action against gun violence. vice president biden is heading up a task force. the group is considering universal background checks for all gun buyers. and stiff penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. >> that's way -- way in extreme of what is necessary. it's not going to pass. >> reporter: and that react
was ticketed or will be for the next two sunday, but come the 27th of saturday, if you don't feed a meter on a sunday, you'll get a ticket. reporting live, abc7 news. >> ama: a new verse of the san francisco phenomenon known as parklets is coming under criticism from supervisor who doesn't like the way it looks. not everyone agrees. >> most people i think have really favorable opinions of the parklet, the great place for the family to hang out, visit local businesses, grab lunch, and just hang out on a nice day. >> no one was ticketed today no will be -- >> associations don't like the way the parklet looks, calling it odd. it was also installed without a permit. >> the fiscal cliff fiasco may be over but a new deadline is looming in washington. up next, the debt debate. >> a dry sunday but what is ahead for your work week? meteorology leigh glaser has the forecast. >> hockey is back, almost. the main issues resolved. two weeks ago the niners learned just how good seattle is, today rg iii and the redskins learned a ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bo
of the er, out of the hospital, if you don't have the flu. the flu hitting 41 states tonight from coast to coast and growing this evening. more than 2,200 people in the hospital. 18 children have died and this season is just getting started. dr. ashton from our medical team standing by tonight, but first abc's john schriffen with the images from the front line against the flu. >> reporter: from chicago to atlanta -- >> i don't want this shot. >> reporter: -- to ohio. doctors in emergency rooms are overwhelmed with a flu that seems to be spreading like wildfire. in florida, where the flu has hit hard and early, 7-month-old baby estrella is sick with a respiratory virus the doctors are seeing along with influenza. just one of dozens of children dr. rosenberg has been treating. >> it's been an epidemic, a lot of admissions from the flu, more than ever. >> reporter: in illinois, doctors say they haven't seen this many cases since the swine flu outbreak in 2009. this year the flu is hitting even the strongest among us. like 28-year-old matt head. >> one minute i'm a thousand degrees sweating
eye the night before that? >> absolutely. we don't know when he came on shift or came off shift or when he came on ship or got off the ship. >> the shipping industry last year filed suit to get information about the pilot's shifts and whether they may be fatigued. in september a judge ruled in favor of the shippers. the par pilots and the board are appealing. >>> moving on, abc7 news -- sorry, carolyn. they were the first to report the ship collision in maryland. you can follow us at abc7 news bay area and abc7news.com. we have a slide show with pictures of the damaged ship and the bridge support. check us out there. you might want to grab an umbrella before you head out to work, and a coat. it will be cold. sandhya patel is here with live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> dan, great advice. it is going to be cooler tomorrow, and we will need the umbrellas in some areas. let's check out live doppler 7hd because we have high clouds overhead. fog has formed down below. look at the visibility where it is foggy. concord reporting visibility down to two and a half miles and three miles in hal
? >> absolutely. we don't know when he came on shift or came off shift or when he came on ship or got off the ship. >> the shipping industry last year filed suit to get information about the pilot's shifts and whether they may be fatigued. in september a judge ruled in favor of the shippers. the par pilots and the board are appealing. >>> moving on, abc7 news -- sorry, carolyn. they were the first to report the ship collision in maryland. you can follow us at abc7 news bay area and abc7news.com. we have a slide show with pictures of the damaged ship and the bridge support. check us out there. you might want to grab an umbrella before you head out to work, and a coat. it will be cold. sandhya patel is here with live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> dan, great advice. it is going to be cooler tomorrow, and we will need the umbrellas in some areas. let's check out live doppler 7hd because we have high clouds overhead. fog has formed down below. look at the visibility where it is foggy. concord reporting visibility down to two and a half miles and three miles in half moon bay. give yourself extra time for the
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what's going on. first thing you want to make sure is they don't get dehydrated. they have to take enough fluids in. a child who is getting better and then turns for the worse, that could be a sign that they have a bacterial infection on top of what else was going on. and then shortness of breath. any child who has trouble catching their breath. in a young child, it could just mean they have a weak cry. they need to be seen immediately. that's a real danger sign. >> dr. besser, thank you. very important information this time of year, george. >>> to the white house, now. where president obama is firming up his team for the second term. this afternoon, he'll announce that white house chief of staff, jack lew, is his pick for treasury secretary. which means for the first time in years, all of the premier cabinet positions will be held by men. jon karl is covering the shuffle in the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. some critics are looking at the president's emerging second-term team and asking, where are the women? today, it's jack lew for treasury se
that protection. >> even if you don't know how effective it is yet, it is effective in some measure. >> reporter: that's right. >> and if you get the flu, what's the first thing you do? >> reporter: well, you know, you have to think about an anti-viral. especially if you are elderly, a young child, a pregnant woman. they are the people who are going to die from this. tens of thousands of people die in a bad flu season. and we're not taking it serious enough. >> so, go and check out things like tamiflu. >> reporter: exactly. tamiflu and relenza. >> all right, dr. richard besser. thanks so much, rich. >>> and now, we go to washington, where the president today announced his new team for a new term. today, it was national security. he nominated former senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense. hagel, a man who volunteered for vietnam, who was awarded two purple hearts for his courage. but tonight, he is already facing political fire. why? abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tells us. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the c
. >> road looks wet and you don't notice any tire spray coming off the road, that's, be very aware because most likely on black ice. >>reporter: and the temperature right now still hovering just above freezing but it is expected to drop below 32 degrees fahrenheit in most of the east bay and just few hours. reporting live in livermore, abc 7 news. >>> all right allen thank you. look at the road conditions in the sierra from the cal-trans camera. interstate 80 near truckee. chains not required right now but conditions of course can change at any moment so if heading to the sierra perhaps for the weekend make sure you are prepared. >>> snow has also been falling in southern california. this advertise i-5 over the grapevine between bakersfield an los angeles. the route has been closed off and on all day long right now it is shut down. >> another concern that we have mentioned. plants if you don't want them to wither and die and you don't they need to be covered with some type of cloth material. anything but plasti plastic. lay plastic over the cloth for more protection. now get curr
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the gunman's father lives. the timing of this show insensitive. >> i don't have a solid opinion on that. i'm not for or against it. but i would defend it by saying that it wasn't the gun. >> reporter: but the death of 20 first-graders and six staff members at sandy hook, prompted other gun shows to cancel their events, including one planned in nearby waterbury. >> i felt that the timing of a gun show so close to that tragic event, would be in bad taste. >> reporter: but across the country, attendance at gun shows is up. buyers today at this minnesota show said, they're expecting more gun laws. >> i see a lot of panic buying. >> reporter: back in stamford, dealers say they're doing nothing wrong. >> i have to make a living. life goes on. >> reporter: they say they're not selling any assault weapons here, just antique guns for collectors. still, stamford's mayor called the gun show insensitive. what would you say to the mayor? >> i would say he's wrong. >> reporter: why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: the opinion here it's j
where customers check out products in stores and then order online for less. >>> and don't be surprised if on your next visit to disney world the characters greet your kids by name. as part of modernizing the magic kingdom, visitors will get digital wristbands that contain information about them. they'll be able to pay for food and souvenirs and even reserve a place in line. disney, of course, is the parent company of abc news. >>> and when we come back, hot on her trail. we'll show you the suspect being called the bank robber babe. >>> and the country's flu crisis has hospitals scrambling to set up emergency tents to care for the people who need it most. [ ariel ] my mother was never into our coffee at all. she would only get a splash of coffee in her cup and then fill the rest up with cream and it -- mommy, what's going on? what are you doing? so when we did the blonde roast, she finally went from a splash of coffee to only a splash of cream. and i thought that was so cool, i said "well she's enjoying this." ♪ ♪ people have been daring them to clean up tough messes. my fans think
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of dollars from the gifts you don't want or have lying around the house. paula farris brings us the tips. >> reporter: meet jamie and jordan from new jersey, jamie is a party planner and stay at home mom to four children. dad works in the software industry. >> what did you get for christmas? >> reporter: they shop the sales to make sure santa delivered on christmas morning. >> did you get this for christmas? what is it? >> reporter: but bills can pile up. and who doesn't need some extra cash. fortunately there is a lot of loot hiding in their home and we will help them buy a new camera. >> you have a nice camera. >> yes. >> but not practical. >> not at all. i have to try to get that out right now and i lost. moment's gone. and really? really? >> you're overloaded. >> you think. >> the camera you're looking at? >> the camera i'm looking at will fit right in this bad boy. >> so we brought in tech editor joanna stern to help them turn household goods into cash. did you know you can get cash for old kids' clothes without leaving your home. they will send the bag alyou l do is load it up. >>
investigators on the case in search for the truth. >> i don't find them credible. it's been investigated, reinvestigated, investigated again and again and again and no one has ever come up with entirely credible evidence. >> reporter: a new revelation about jacqueline kennedy. that image of her so iconic, kennedy jr. told the audience that after jfk's assassination, his aunt spent the next half of the decade mainly out of the country because she feared how dangerous it was becoming. as for why robert kennedy never voiced these suspicions in public his son said with the civil rights debate sweeping the country at the time raising them would have been a distraction. dan? >> interesting to hear about jackie kennedy. so fascinated with the family. thanks soap. >>> time for a check of the other headlines and for that back to ron. >> hi again dan and bianna, alex, good morning, everyone. >>> in the news new york state declared a flu emergency, latest response to the epidemic and many churches are taking steps to protect members installing hand sanitizers. >>> former president george h.w. bush
. slow down, number two if you do hit it, don't panic. don't slam on the brakes. decrease your speed. >> the extra mattresses are coming out the mary isaac center where they normally have 100 beds available. mike johnson says when the temperatures are life-threatening, police and fire in the community know to send people here who would normally prefer to stay outside. >> hopefully the combination of referring knowledgeable citizens out there get people in and help save their lives during the cold spells. >> she is worried about saving her nursery inventory. she has always lost some and cover her citrus and other cold sensitive plants tonight. she has advice for any one covering their own. >> no plastic, old sheets or old comforters or cloth cover. >> rose garden in petaluma, not to forget about your bouganvilla. don't turn it off in the spring and this will actually protect the root system. >> heather, thank you. >> dan: a san francisco man was charged with 11 felony counts for allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire. both family and victims attended the hearing for dexter oliver on
individuals. >> who? >> i don't know who they were. i couldn't pick them out in a police lineup. >> reporter: she also lied to the lead detective investigating alexander's murder. the day after his body was found, she told him she hadn't seen her ex in months. >> it was around april that you left, right? you haven't been back in town since then? >> no, i haven't at all. >> reporter: when faced with a mountain of forensic evidence, arias finally admitted she was the killer, but says she did it to protect herself. >> in just two minutes, jodi had to make a choice. she would either live or she would die. >> reporter: prosecutors say it's nonsense, that jodi arias stalked her victim long after they broke up, that she flew into a jealous rage when she found out he was dating other women. they say she snapped these pictures of travis alexander posing in the shower, then pulled out a knife and attacked him. >> when you say they weren't up to the bones, it means that they stopped there or did the knife blade continue past the bone? >> they appear to all have been stopped by the boens. >> reporter: t
it should be adopted. >> we certainly don't want to have criminals breaking into homes and getting ahold of guns. that can happen. >> in piedmont, abc-7 news. >> ama: a 13-year-old tourist is in the hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries after she was hit bay car in san francisco. happened around 8:00 last night on pine street just west of stockton street. the girl was visiting the city with her family when she was hit. the drive tide stop after the accident. >>> vallejo police are offering a ewafford reward for the identity or a car that hit a man. police said the driver rap away after the c. and hasn't been found. >> still to come on abc-7 news at 11:00, a community comes together to help save a bay area icon. >> the taxty ride that led -- what one man did to get his iphone back. >> a google project has hurricane victims seething. >> plus, rain moving through the bay area right now. you can seer right here i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance
. if the plan works out with the police and city officials, he says it should be adopted. >> we certainly don't want to have criminals breaking into homes and getting a hold of guns. that can happen. >> in piedmont, thomas ramone, abc7 news. >> tomorrow morning at to 10:00 the 49ers divisional playoff tickets go on sale via ticket masters. niners will host the green bay packers at candlestick park next saturday night, january 12th at five. but the number of seats available is extremely limited so fans are encouraged to visit nfl ticket exchange to find additional seats. it is expected to be a sellout game. it is possible more seats could become available later due to returns. those tickets would only be made available through ticketmaster. >>> up next, unhappy residents, why they say a bill passed to help super storm sandy victims is not enough to make a difference. and the peninsula community comes together to try to save a bay [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i jus
york. they're suffering and hurting. they don't understand why they had to wait seven-times longer than the victims of katrina. >> the aid is still held up. do you think it will get through? >> i'm hopeful. but, you know, at the end of the day, it's never done until it's done. i intend to keep the pressure on. >> you have a lot in your party, as the country continues to face the budget crisis coming up. the possibility of default in late february or march. you say, maybe the country should go into default. even a partial government shutdown. is that smart politics? or are they playing with fire? >> you have to use everything you have to be able to negotiate. but people want you to get things done. >> but going in default? >> george, what i think you have to do, is you have all tools available to you when you sit on the negotiating table. the fact of the matter is, everybody has to come to the table wanting to come to an agreement, ultimately. that's what we've been doing in new jersey for the last three years. i have a democratle lesdge lay church. we'll say some things publicly we have
don't want a shot. >> reporter: this morning, the cdc says an alarming 41 states have widespread influenza activity. that's up 25.from just two weeks ago. already 18 children have died. those numbers will continue to rise. >> it's been an epidemic. it's been huge. there have been a lot of admissions from the flu. more than ever. >> reporter: near the great lakes, the hardest-hit region, reports that nearly 60% of those checked tested positive for the flu. >> we're seeing 75 to 80 patients day. >> incredibly busy. waiting room full of patients. >> sore throat, cough, headaches, body aches. >> reporter: typical flu seasons don't begin until now, after the holidays. but this year's season started back in october. >> and of course, hearing that number, 18 child deaths. that's so unnerving for parents. you say early treatment is the key? >> that's right. that's absolutely essential. cdc recommends people in the high-risk groups, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, people with medical conditions, they get started on tamiflu early. so, if you're in one of those groups, you want
vegas. >> i don't need those right now. >> reporter: loaded down with suitcases of gowns, heels, hair dryers and makeup, they head to their rooms at planet hollywood, where they will be virtually sequestered for the next week and a half. >> do we know who our roommates are? >> reporter: they are allowed no contact with family or coaches. they only have each other. >> you look great! >> you, too. >> reporter: they will spend nearly every waking hour together as they assess up close and personal if all their hard work really measures up. the schedule is rigid. >> remember what he did at 9:00 a.m. this morning? that's better. >> reporter: packed with fittings, autographs, and rehearsals. >> we don't know how people are going to react when the competition comes. backstage, when you're in it, you're in go mode. you're about to go onstage. you never know when the claws will come out. >> reporter: it is just the second day and already they seem overwhelmed. even a little dazed. >> look, this girl's doing push-ups. >> reporter: but they do their best to stay disciplined and keep a sense of hu
out he says it should be adopted. >> we certainly don't want to have criminals breaking into homes and getting ahold of guns. that can happen. >> in piedmont, abc-7 news. >> ama: a 13-year-old tourist is in the hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries after she was hit bay car in san francisco. happened around 8:00 last night on pine street just west of stockton street. the girl was visiting the city with her family when she was hit. the drive tide stop after the accident. >>> vallejo police are offering a ewafford reward for the identity or a car that hit a man. police said the driver rap away after the c. and hasn't been found. >> still to come on abc-7 news at 11:00, a community comes together to help save a bay area icon. >> the taxty ride that led -- what one man did to get his iphone back. >> a google project has hurricane victims seething. >> plus, rain moving through the bay area right now. you can seer right here o >> ama: fans of the peninsula ice rinking rallying against a plan to close the center. the board wants to transform the location into retail face but l
covering the hope up to tomorrow night's game. don't confuse the red for being an 'bama fan. >> going with the irish. josh looks happy being on the beach as opposed to in the frigid northeast. a lot of news breaking overnight, and, of course, for that we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> faris and harris. >>> aurora, colorado, still reeling. four people killed including an armed suspect killed in a shootout with the police s.w.a.t. team. clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: the first shots rang out in the dead of night at 3:00 a.m., a woman came running from this town home telling people three people inside were shot. police told neighbors to stay down. >> six times total we heard firing. >> never been so scared in my life. >> reporter: as officered evacuated the neighborhood a man began shooting hitting a police vehicle. >> we kept persisting on him coming out. >> reporter: hours passed but there was no talking him out. >> he fired upon us a second time, this time shots were returned. the suspect was hit. >> reporter: police killed the suspect and inside found three more bodies, a
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of flu is quickly becoming an uphill battle. >> i don't remember seeing anything like this here in 20 years. >> reporter: this morning, hospitals and doctors offices are running low on flu shots and tests. >> this is a true national shortage. >> reporter: more than 128 million vaccine doses have been distributed nationwide. but with supplies dwindling, clinics can't keep up with demand. >> today, we should be getting in possibly 30 doses at this location, but that could be gone in 20 minutes. >> reporter: across the country, schools are reporting hundreds of students out sick. as some school systems, resort to using high-powered disinfectant to clean classrooms. today in oklahoma, one district has even canceled classes. 25% of its students are ill. from minnesota to massachusetts, states are reporting an increasing number of flu deaths. in new york alone, more than 15,000 cases of the virus have already been reported. more than three-times the number during all of last year. michael mayle got a flu and pneumonia shot. but neither stopped him from making a trip to the hospital. >> neve
waiver. we don't know the details of his medical condition at the time but the issue was apparently resolved because he was guiding the tanker this morning. >> what's going on with him now? has he been drug and alcohol tested? >> he has. >> when does he meet with your investigators? >> that's to be determined. y. reporter: in 2005, when the cosco busan hit the bridge, spilling more than 53,000 gallons of fuel oil, me medical condition of the bar pie loot appeared to play a role. he had a medical condition and one probable cause of the accident was his use of impairing prescription medication. now bar pilot guy cleese is facing questiones. he is scheduled to meet with the coast guard in the morning and then will see investigators from the board of pilot commissioners. >> what sorts of issues will you look at? >> if there's any pilot error or not. >> whether fog played factor, that sort of thing? >> yes, of course. we look at all aspects of the investigation. >> we'll be watching. bar pilots are elite, just 56 in the bay area. they make $450,000 a year. on the issue of fog, spoke with
typically require about a seven-day hospital stay, but we don't know the severity of burns or if she sustained any other injuries. the last information we have is that they are still searching for derrick oliver -- dexter oliver, sorry. reporting live, thomas roman, abc7 news. >> thank you, thomas. and stay with abc news on the latest for the search for the suspect. we will have updates on our website and the abc morning news at 4:30. >>> not too far from that scene two people were arrested after two cars were set on fire. just before 5:00 this evening in the bay view district witness saws a woman set her boyfriend's car and van on fire. witnesses said the woman came home and found her boyfriend cheating on her. the boyfriend became combative when police arrived and was pepper sprayed. the man and woman were arrested. ?ai emergency crews in san jose launched a water rescue to try and save a woman who drove her car into a pond. it happened between highway 85 and the aladan expressway. lilian kim was there. >> witnesses told officers this car was going fast when it crashed into the wat
a seven-day hospital stay, but we don't know the severity of burns or if she sustained any other injuries. the last information we have is that they are still searching for derrick oliver -- dexter oliver, reporting reporting live, thomas roman, abc7 news. >> thank you, thomas. and stay with abc news on thelar latest for the search for the suspect. we will have updates on our website and the abc morning news at 4:30. >>> not too far scene that scene two people were arrested after two cars were set on fire. just before 5:00 this evening in the bay view district witness saws a woman set her boyfriend's car and van on fire. witnesses said the woman came home and found her boyfriend cheating on her. the boyfriend became combative when police arrived and was pepper sprayed. the man and woman were arrested. ?ai emergency crews in san jose launched a water rescue to try and save a woman who drove her car into a pond. it happened between highway 85 and the aladan expressway. lilian kim was there. >> witnesses told officers this car was going fast when it crashed into the water. it went as far as
. dat dalton throws to jones. not going to get there why he didn't throw to 6, i don't know. houston gets cinci for a second straight year. texans play at new england next sunday. >> in the nfc, packers and vikings playing right now, green bay leading the game late second quarter. >>> north dakota state and sam houston state. a botched two-point akick. watch this two points better than one. the bison win their second straight title game. >> santa clara coach wanted a full house for tonight's home game verse gonzaga, one problem, students are out on winter brink so he offered $100 hotel reimbursement out of his open pocket for students to attend. 12 took him up on the offer. the place was rocking and then the opening tip. kevin foster, 17. tied at 29. right now, a tight one, 46-44. gonzaga in the second half. >> randy bennett and st. mary's opening west coast conference play against am ama's loyola. james walker iii, 12 points off the bench. catch and shoot three in transition, bottom, 50-41 gaels pulling away. 74-61 the final. st. marys now 12-3. >> knew it would be a tough game comi
to the steroid era. >> i don't understand why they won't elect him into the hall of fame. it don't make sense. >> the vote into which no one was elected wrings baseball's former little secret in the shadows, front and center again. lance will yimz wrote the book exposing barry bonds. >> i think baseball never figured out how to process the steroid era. it's awkward for the game and fans this, is more awkwardness. >> and ironic that it has reopened an old wound exposing the worse. >> i think sports should be about fair play. as hokey as that sounds. other guys are the guys that had to play against these guys cheating. how many weren't able to get strike outs or base hits maybe they would have racked up good stats if these guys hadn't cheated to get there. >> coming back live now, on the statue immortalized outside of the ballpark. mark says one of the reasons is that it's too soon to know all facts oféqmnx the steroider. how many players use them, he says he wants more context. there is time barry bonds has 14Ñn$? more ballots in which toe elected. wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>
sportsman ship. all right? to me, if you cheated that is addressing those issues. i still don't have information about what the whole landscape looked like. to some, the hall of fame is about performance, art did vote for bonds. >> barry bonds deserves to be in the hall of fame. a man who wins seven cy yungz deserves to be now.. >> so many great names, so many questions still unanswered. clearly, baseball has a quandry. >> i suppose we had ins. they figure out a way to conceptualize these players if they admitted it, they can say they were ripe in the game that is one thing this, year we're being asked to put in two guy who's say they never touched the stuff there, is evidence that that is not true. >> so this is a fine line between elections or a very fine line. he was elected, pete rose knows bit. he was not elected. now, we have barry bonds. thank you. >> turning to larry beil. larry spent time with the man providing a lot of the performance-enhacing drugs to some ofy/u&ñ the athletes. >> well, victor conti. you can guess how he feels. the baseball writer was a loud, clear statem
. >> i don't know if the decision was made not to be more inclusive and that would it have affected whether this accidentp91l happened yesterday but extra caution was already called for. just from common sense perspective. >> part of the puzzle was those conditions question is was there fog from the anchorage? the nine critical areas that they're talking about would not exist if not for a group called harbor safety committee that recommended areas to the coast guard as it turns out harbor safety committee is going to have it's regular meeting on thursday and it should be interesting. >> yes. it should be. wayne thank you. the man acting as a spokesman for td construction project spent final days with caltrans today he has been servings a consultant for 15 years and works for a company whose $10 kblinl contract with caltrans was cancelled by governor brown last month. the contract included plans for a book and a du.ry but the gyx/,p!3u1h] and a handful of supporters refused to move out of the way. five were arrested between last night and this morning including this woman who tried t
healthy before you got the flu and you're handling it well, you don't need to rush to the e.r. or the your doctor's office. they are going to keep you waiting a long time and while you're waiting there, you could get sick with another virus. so, give them a call and they can handle it that way. >> and who should go? what kind of symptoms? >> yeah, you need to watch for the signs. if you have any difficulty breathing, any shortness of breath. any -- you may have chest pain, that could be pneumonia. sudden dizziness or confusion could mean you are getting dehydrated. if you are getting better and then you start to get worse, that could mean you have a bacterial infection on top and you need to be seen right away. >> you didn't mention fever. >> no, you know, it depends on what goes with fever. fever by itself, don't worry about it. if it has any of those other things, get seen right away. >> thank you, richard besser weighing in again tonight. >>> and we also now have another big story in the news. the white house ready to take action on gun violence, 27 days after the shooting in newtown, c
on the city. >> i don't, if i see something i call the cops. >> high has fairly regular battles with petaluma joker and orville answer. it all started as a dare with a facebook profile. >> then, all of a sudden here we are. >> on his page he spoke about charitable organizations and other events. earlier this month he posted flyers around town. she was a classmate of his. >> during the search phase for her, he was there to help. >> i don't know who he is. whatever he is doing, that is what petaluma needs. we need a hero right now. >> we know his true identity but we are keeping it confidential. he is 19-year-old student with a day job and right now. this is a lot of fun. >> how long do you think you are going to keep doing this? >> until i wake up and i say to myself, it's not funny anymore. as long as poe influence. >> i had a conversation with petaluma shift sergeant, he has only seen him once and he considers him pretty innocuous. any time they want to offer tips they are very much welcome. >> katie: facebook is testing a $100 charge that would allow users to send a facebook message directl
out with the police and city officials, he says it should be adopted. >> we certainly don't want to have criminals breaking into homes and getting a hold of guns. that can happen. >> in piedmont, thomas ramone, abc7 news. >> tomorrow morning at 10:00 the 49ers divisional playoff tickets go on sale via ticket masters. niners will host the green bay packers at candlestick park next saturday night, january 12th at five. but the number of seats available is extremely limited so fans are encouraged to visit nfl ticket exchange to find additional seats. it is expected to be a sellout game. it is possible more seats could become available later due to returns. those tickets would only be made available through ticketmaster. >>> up next, unhappy residents, why they say a bill passed to help super storm sandy victims is not enough to make a difference. and the peninsula community comes together to try to save a bay area icon. >> welcome back, everyone. it's 6:11 on this sunday morning. we are seeing a little bit of a change. there are sprinkles in livermore, hayward and oakland. you can k
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